BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

The 2010 Uptown Arts Stroll kickoff reception at the Hispanic Society of America was absolutely incredible. I had a blast enjoying the performances, talking to new and old friends but I must say I was totally blown away by how amazing is the Hispanic Society of America itself. This landmark which was founded in 1904 is a hidden gem. I’m almost ashamed to say it but I have lived in the Heights almost my entire life and this was my first time walking through its doors. The vast art collection of Spanish and Latin American art is truly world class. I’m talking about heavyweights; Goya, Velázquez and El Greco among many others. I was left breathless when I entered the SOROLLA Gallery, which houses the Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida’s epic Vision of Spain. Vision of Spain is comprised of fourteen monumental oil paintings on canvas depicting the peoples and regions of Spain. The Hispanic Society of America houses the finest collection of works by Sorolla outside of Spain. Do yourself a favor and drop by this venerable institution, you won’t be disappointed.

For more info: www.hispanicsociety.org/

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